Seattle BioMed’s scientists come from all around the world, many of whom face the devastation of malaria or HIV/AIDS on a daily basis in pandemic countries. These researchers also train students from throughout the world – the very people who will carry on our infectious disease research. Currently, there are scientists from more than a dozen countries training at Seattle BioMed. Most of the trainees come to Seattle to work on specific projects relevant to their home country. They are funded by various means including fellowships from their own country, research grants, and international training grants.
Our two training grants, sponsored by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health are collaborative efforts with East African and Indian scientists. As a part of those training grants, workshops are held in East Africa and India where promising young scientists gather to learn the latest approaches and professional development skills from our faculty and our collaborators in the home country. If you are a graduate student, postdoctoral scientist or junior faculty and are interested in applying for workshops or training positions please check the websites for those programs.